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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca police arrested Edward J. Warren, 51, of Ithaca on Jan. 13. Warren was charged with attempted robbery in the third degree after allegedly trying to rob a bank. Officers were called to the 700 block of W Seneca Street at 10:27 a.m. that day for an attempted bank robbery.

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ITHACA, NY -- Infrastructure that would support 5G networks could very well expand in Ithaca this year, after Common Council members outlined guidelines regulating the installation of 5G cell towers at the tail end of last year.

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ITHACA, NY -- Mayor Svante Myrick has resigned from his position. He has accepted a position as executive director for People for the American Way and will begin in February. The Feb. 2 Common Council meeting will be his last, and Alderperson Laura Lewis will take over as acting mayor. Alder…

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Betty White died on the last day of 2021 — less than three weeks before she turned 100. If that doesn’t sum up this past year, what could? We entered 2021 hopeful — with mass vaccine distribution on the horizon, a return to normalcy seemed imminent. Then came delta. Followed by omicron. So, …

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ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca Town Board officially passed short-term rental legislation on Dec. 29, with all board members voting in favor except for Tee-Ann Hunter. The board held another public hearing that morning after deciding to push the effective date of the legislation (and all subsequen…

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The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) Board of Directors will hold a virtual public hearing Jan. 27, 2022, to gather public feedback on the portion of TCAT’s final 2020-2021 Transit Development Plan (TDP) that involves service reductions for routes 30, 36 and 37 only.

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca Firefighters responded to the 200 block of Stone Quarry Road in Ithaca to investigate smoke in a residence at about 8:15 a.m. on Dec. 26. They found a “light smoke condition” in the house and fire in the walls and floor surrounding the fireplace. Firefighters worked for …

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ITHACA, NY -- This year, Ithaca turned 200 years old — on March 16, 1821, an act was signed by Gov. DeWitt Clinton officially establishing the town of Ithaca. The town was part of many different counties over the course of its early history after white settlers arrived, but it became progres…

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ITHACA, NY -- The new police contract, approved by Common Council earlier this month, will cost the city about $1 million in back pay to officers. The contract runs retroactive to 2014 and expires Dec. 31, 2023. The new contract will see a significant raise in salaries, with about an $11,000…

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ITHACA, NY -- As part of the Reimagining Public Safety process, the Center for Policing Equity contracted the Matrix Consulting Group to conduct an analysis of field services and staffing at the Ithaca Police Department, which ultimately found the Ithaac Police Department is appropriately st…

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ITHACA, NY -- During the holiday season, not everyone has the privilege of enjoying a warm meal with friends and family, so we gathered information about the organizations in Ithaca that provide free meals to those in need during this season.

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ITHACA, NY -- Cornell University Police have received two reports of arson this week. On Dec. 15 at 3:37 p.m., an employee of Cornell University Environmental Health and Safety reported an arson on the third floor of Ganedago Hall. The fire happened sometime between Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. and th…

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At the end of March, New York state became the 15th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed bill S.854-A/A. 1248-A on March 31. The bill allows for adult use marijuana and fulfills a “key component” of Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State agenda.